Lakota District Selected for 8th Annual AP Honor Roll

Lakota District Selected for 8th Annual AP Honor Roll
Posted on 01/15/2018
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Lakota Local Schools has been selected by the College Board for the 8th annual AP Honor Roll. The district is one of 447 across the United States and Canada, including 34 in Ohio, to receive the distinction. This is the fourth time Lakota has been selected.

The AP Honor Roll recognizes school districts that have increased access to Advanced Placement® (AP) coursework while also maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning a score of three or higher on AP exams.

“We are very proud to be recognized by the College Board for this achievement,” said Matthew Miller, Superintendent of Lakota Schools. “Our students and staff should be commended for their hard work and dedication that is required to achieve this honor.”

Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP.

“We are committed to offering our students courses that not only meet their needs, but challenge and prepare them for life after graduation, while maintaining our high standards,” Lakota’s Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Keith Koehne, said. Lakota currently offers 20 AP courses.

Inclusion on the 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2015 to 2017, for the following criteria:​​​​​​​

  • Increased participation/access to AP by at least 4% in large districts, at least 6% in medium districts, and at least 11% in small districts;

  • Increased or maintained percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students taking exams and increased or maintained the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students scoring 3+ on at least one AP Exam; and

  • Improved performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2017 scoring a 3 or higher than those in 2015, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70% of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.